tv [untitled] July 24, 2014 1:00pm-1:31pm PDT
>> good evening, supervisors, only got two minutes and so i am going to be kind of rapid, i want everybody to relax and i am not going to point no fingers at nobody. here i am here to talk about the reality. you will see that the under served track, clusters that is us now. that is the black folks, we are the under served, sensored track, clustered and now, old supervisors wh, they had this meeting upstairs, when they were representatives and i was here and i appreciate you having the meeting here, but the bottom line is in this report it states that i am going to be on that committee data, tracking. and that is a problem that we have, now. i have have not one itch of information on the data and i have been doing it diligent to keep track on what is going on in the community as well as
city hall. my question here is what in the hell is going on here today, and you are doing the lip service and i support all that have, but the bottom line, city hall and as i stated before, we are in a state of 347b8g and we could have 100 people up talking about it and i am 60 years old and since i been in the city hall, over 25 years, i have been seeing this over from the unfinished agenda to the migration. and so, what the hell is going on? >> and the bottom line is, it government will use the money and so the money is going spit around here but we don't know, and that is my job, my name is ace, and i am going to be on
this case. >> thank you mr. washington. >> next speaker, please? >> good afternoon, commissioners. and actually, i was and i happen to be here at the city hall to pay my taxes. and i just thought about something and since i am here, and i am coming to tell you, because there is something that i want to share with you. because it was appropriate. and i, in my years, 30 or 40 years in business and government and the city, now, icon included that as when i shared that viewpoint, that it can be obtained by everybody immigrants, all, and everybody, except the african americans and the native indians of america, only. and now, i have a discussion about this with the... and we
i have been actively engaged, and trying to help, support members of the community, and change lives, and yes, i represent district five, and i do it, but i do take offense that i am not someone who is thinking about members of the african american community, all over the city. a couple of weeks ago a friend that i grew up in the western community, who lived in the bay view hunter's point was killed in a tl. and african americans who i grew up with, many of them who grew up in the western edition, sadly have ended up in the tl, and substance abuse, and drug abuse, and homeless and sros and other places. and when i am in that area, and i am driving by or catching a bus down in that area, there is never a time that i don't see,
a lot of the folks that are out there, that i don't know. that are not my friends that i don't say hey and wave and so on and so forth and in many instances i interact with those, i need a job, i need support, what can i do? well the job one stop, in the western edition, community is not just for the western edition, community, it is for anyone who is a san franciscan, who is looking for an employment opportunity, and i am out there, on the corners, and pushing people, to show up for these opportunities, and we have through the eoc and townsend and his work and getting the people the job opportunities who basically decide, you know what? i am ready and i want to do it and i am going to show up, what do i need to do and we have led them step by step, and not only that, we have city job opportunities funded readily available for them, and if they basically get to a point where they being employed, the point that i am making is, there is a lot of work, that is being done.
and it is not just specific to a district, this is a city wide problem, there is a problem, when many of my friends, who i grow up with are dead are in jail, there is a problem in the city, when it is really difficult, when i am talking out, every single day and someone is looking for a job opportunity, or wondering what they can do or where they can live, in the city and county of san francisco. and this is not just a board of supervisors, problem, this is a city as a whole problem and this is a leadership problem and we can't be greety about me me me and my my my i want to basically do well with my business and not give back to do anything for anybody else. that is bigger issue here, when we are talking about the solutions we need to put it all out on the table and talk about what is happening now, and in the organizations that are funded and not doing the work, what is happening with those organizations and the poverty pimps who are getting millions of dollars to take care of our community and they are not doing what they are supposed to be doing we, have to all put that stuff aside, and figure out ways in which we can come
together, as a community, and be responsible for making a difference for the people who need it the most. no, we can't, help everybody, and there is some people who we know, there are amazing workers out there, but can't pass the drug test in order to get a city job, and we know that we have folks in the community that need a little bit more help and a little bit more support and guidance, we need to figure out ways in which we can invest those dollars, appropriately, to get those folks ready because we don't want to send them to the hotel and have them fail, we want them to succeed and we want them to be working when we and the folks get off of the plane we want to see a diverse group of people and african american and we want to see them at the restaurant and hotel. business and business people all over the city, representing the african americans community, and so, when we talk about it we need to get the
population ready, it is what i have actually been working on as a supervisor and i am proud of my work and i am proud of the fact that all of those folks that are out there working and advancing and cleaning up and doing things and dpw, some of those folks are from the hunter's point and some of them from the tl and the fillmore and they are from all over and we have a city wide problem that we need to address, and i think that supervisor cohen and i, we have been leading the way and doing what we can, and money is going to a lot of programs, all over the city. and we are trying to hold them accountable, but we are only two people and when you are bringing forth, information, and ideasing and solutions to this problem, we are open to that and we are toep to that but we will not be dictated to, we want to be a partner in this effort. we want to figure out how to work together to resolve this you. and we want to do it with facts and information and do it as a real partner. and so, i just want to make
sure that we have to look at ourself and say what is the problem or the real solution, and so the opportunity is now. we have a board of supervisors, not just we have two on the board, but because we have other sympathetic members of the board who care about this issue and the time to deal with legislation is now, and the time to deal with the appropriate funding and appropriate planning and data collection and all of those things is now, but a big part of what is going to help us achieve that goal is strong leadership from the mayor's office, and strong support from his various departments who have the ability to effectively not only, implement this work, but hold folks accountable insure that the numbers meet the need and specifically, with the western edition, neighborhood access point,
which is the job system in district five, which i know, many of you know about, we are checking, every single month to make sure that those 61 people that have gotten jobs through the problem and how many of them are employed after the next month and after the next month, and after the next month and yes we have lost two or three folks through this particular opportunity, and but we can't just say, here is the money, i got 61 people employed and all of a sudden we go back and none of them are employed because they are in temporary jobs, that is not what we should do as a city. we have to hold them accountable do the work that we are there to do and the funding that they are doing to get the people jobs or my job as supervisor it make sure that they are getting people jobs and people are keeping those jobs, one step at a time, one thing at a time and i appreciate you all being here and i appreciate the feedback and so now i want something tangible that i can work it as a legislator to pass the policy and figure out where we can get dollars from and how we can and where is the plan and where is
the detailed plan as it relates? with that, i thank you all, again for coming, and i will turn it over to supervisor cohen. >> i want to close out and, thank you for those thoughtful remarks and i want to acknowledge a few people, i saw rhonda, and i want to acknowledge, moss and miller, and we have got fred, and casey and i don't know, thank you for leadership on this and helping me to coordinate all of this and i do have a request that this committee, continue this et em to the call of the chair to be sure that we can bring this back in a few months to be sure that we are meeting our goals, and that we are and we have an opportunity to continue this dialogue so that we can determine how much we have progressed and how much we have not. i would like to make that
motion, and ask that the body make that motion. >> and thank you for hearing this item. >> okay. >> and so, thank you, so, president chiu? >> so, i am happy to as a member of the committee to make the motion, and let me just add the thanks to the members of the community, and to the important critical conversation, and this is not on the shoulders and not just on the shoulders of our african americans colleagues and i am happy to partner and to do as much lifting as needs to be done. >> and we, as a number of folks have said that we talk about this issue, but it is important for us to move beyond the talk and actually go through the results and see the progress and look forward to that work, that we are going to do and offer it the next time, and we will be able to report back on what has happened, and i am happy to make the motion for us to continue this item at the call of the chair.
and thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. the item, and the motion has been made to continue this, with the item is the call of the chair. without objection, and item passes, thank you so much. all right, madam clerk, is there any other business before us. >> that concludes our business for today. >> we are adjourned. thank you.úx
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